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EPA Finds Insecticide Threatens Pollinators

Could certain insecticides be threatening the bees we need to keep agriculture flourishing and put food on our dinner tables? The latest information from the Environmental Protection Agency confirms what researchers and conservationists have been warning about. The EPA has announced that its preliminary risk assessment shows the neonicotinoid insecticide named imidacloprid can pose a […]

Continue Reading By on February 15, 2016 in agriculture, ecology, pesticides, pollinators, toxic

Gardeners Call on Big Box Stores to Stop Selling Bee-Killing Pesticides

Did you realize that without bees we wouldn’t have most of the freshly grown food we enjoy? Everything from field crops like clover and alfalfa to melons, tomatoes, beans, berries and almonds are produced thanks to the hard working efforts of bees. Unfortunately, well meaning gardeners may have been duped into buying what seem to […]

Continue Reading By on October 28, 2014 in agriculture, bees, pesticides
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Climate Change Brings Earlier Blooms, Longer Growing Seasons

Oh the sweetness of spring, the hopefulness of Easter and the delightfulness of longer, sunnier days!  I remember as a little girl being excited about the daffodils that grew on the hill outside our back door. Although they weren’t exactly Easter lilies, I recall a strong association between these flowers that my mother called jonquils […]

Continue Reading By on March 10, 2014 in agriculture, bees, climate change, flowers, gardening

Honey & Pollen for Our Kitchen

Breakfast time at our house includes a tiny bit of bee pollen along with a little yogurt or juice.  Sometimes it includes hot cereal like brown rice or steel cut oats sweetened with raw, organically produced honey.  We were excited to receive our first mailed box of honey and pollen late this summer.  We purchased it from a […]

Continue Reading By on October 27, 2011 in eating better, farm, honey, natural, wellness

Why We Need Bees for Agriculture

If you’ve eaten a lettuce salad, some fruit or even nuts today, chances are you have a bee to thank.  Even if you don’t eat honey, that delectable byproduct of the bee’s busy work, you wouldn’t be dining well at all without the tiny creature.  Agriculture experts know protecting honeybees is integral to our food system. Virginia & Carl […]

Continue Reading By on June 8, 2011 in agriculture, beekeeping, Big South Fork, eating better, farm, garden, natural, organic